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Old 01-17-2010, 05:02 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Yeah, having no mobility and being terribly sick couldn't possibly make one fighter look way better... btw did you catch Shogun vs Forrest?
Why no..........did that fight ever end up happening?? I totally missed it.

Oh wait. Was Joe Rogan getting a lot of random boners over one fighter? I think I saw that.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:06 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yeah, having no mobility and being terribly sick couldn't possibly make one fighter look way better... btw did you catch Shogun vs Forrest?
But what you're failing to recognize is that Mir obviously had an ear infection and a canker sore during the fight as well

This thread continues to make mountains of examples of why Mir is not overhyped. Every fight he wins seems to have an asterisk next to it. The win over Carwin will be the same.

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Old 01-17-2010, 07:11 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Good post and good points. I've been a Mir fan for a long time and honestly I don't really have a reason why unlike my other favorite fighters like Kid or BJ or Karo. I don't know what it is about Mir but I always find myself rooting for him. I agree that his skills are over-embelleshed by most, but I think Mir has what it takes to be the best, he's just too inconsistent. Maybe eventually he'll live up to his hype without question, but as of right now I do agree he is over-hyped by a good amount of fans.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Lesnar – Mir looked awful in both fights against Lesnar. He pulled off a lucky (the stand up when Lesnar was 10 seconds away from ending the fight was BS) sub against an MMA newbie in Lesnar in the first fight. People say that he was tagging Brock in the second fight before the knees, but if you watch the replays he missed every single strike leading up to the short elbow and missed flying knee (which was an act of desperation). Lesnar has dominated 95% of their time in the Octagon.
People say that for a good reason. Brock stated post-fight "I saw tweety bird for a second" which means he was momentarily dazed from that exchange/knee.

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It sounds to me that you're just trying to discredit Frank's wins in a rather biased manner.

Im aware Mir's disliked on this forum but you cant deny that he's a top 5 HW. And he can take that belt from Brock if he works on his TDD and strength (which he is atm).

People say Mir/Big Nog was a fluke but heck, Im not sure I'd pick Nog if they were to fight a 2nd time
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:31 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Nog has better wrestling than Couture (as he showed when he threw Randy around), and I think he'd stand a much better chance against Lesnar. And it has nothing to do with his size.
I don't think so.

Mir is a top heavyweight but he has weaknesses, which everyone has pointed out. I don't think any has really said he's going to dominate, so the original message of the thread is pointless. Other than Brock, I can't see any HW dominating.

Mir - Tooled Nog and Kongo standing up but Brock is clearly his kryptonite.

JDS - he has the potential to KO his way to the title, so long as a wrestler doesn't take him down and control him. If he became champ, a wrestler would soon do this.

Valesquez - Can be neutralised by the bigger versions of him.

Big Nog - Could get dominated by wrestlers and regardless of illness, got his ass completely handed to him by Mir. Beating Randy was good but Randy couldn't deal with the monsters of the division today. Nog still has some proving to do, his fight against Cain will show a lot.

Carwin - In my opinion the most overrated of the lot, especially in terms of standup. Very heavy hands but could be on the receiving end if he boxes with someone like Nog. I think Mir will beat Carwin.

Lesnar - the only one I can see dominating.

After Lesnar the division is wide open.
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How does Nog have better wrestling than Couture Khov?

Because he (BJJ) swept him a couple of times on the ground?
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